Taiwan, Thailand play to a draw in preview of Olympic qualifiers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/15
By: William Yen

Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) Taiwan's national women's football team drew with Thailand 1-1 in an

Taiwan forward Lin Hsin-hui (林欣卉, front) / Photo courtesy of Chinese Taipei Football Association

international friendly in Taipei on Friday in a preview of an Olympic qualifying match to be played in February 2020.

Taiwan, which reached the third round of the Olympic qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020 with seven consecutive wins in the first two rounds, put on a show for the home fans by dominating play but could not find the finishing touch needed to pull off the victory.

Thailand opened the scoring just before halftime when Thai forward Rattikan Thongsombut sent a drive from the left edge of the penalty area over the outstretched hands of goalkeeper Cheng Ssu-yu (程思瑜), who was caught six yards off the goal line.

Taiwan equalized seven minutes into the second half when forward Chen Yen-ping (陳燕萍) took a cross from Lin Hsin-hui (林欣卉) and one-touched the ball into the left corner of the net.   

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